The return of these lamps to Ponsonby is fantastic news.
been long awaited and would not of happened with out the generosity of
the Cossar family as reported but also the efforts of former Western
Bays Community Board member Bruce Kilminster who tirelessly pursed all
options to get the Three Lamps back into their rightful place.Tricia
Reade continued his fine efforts and she was able to bring the final
negotiations to an ultimately successful conclusion.
Our ever increasing diaspora are returning to the cities and
towns of their birth often with mokapuna seeking to find where their
forbears came from. Film productions are also seeking locations will
find the return Three Lamps most satisfying .They are a wonderful
addiction to the historic neighbourhods of Freemens Bay and Ponsonby
where people can connect with their soul.
Heritage buildings, street scape, including furnishings and
lighting are also important .With the reinstatement of the Three Lamps
, the poll and foundations one would expect be of the same style and
To complete the picture the streetlights around There Lamps should
complement and the undergrounding of cables and telegraph wires should
happen simultaneously .When this has been completed the Waitamata Board
can congratulate themselves on a another job well done. This will also
help local retail and other commercial business.